Category Archives: classic

15 Books that Inspire Me

This started as a facebook game that I did this summer..but I just read my list and I’d like to keep a more permanent record of it. The rules were to come up with fifteen titles that “will always stick … Continue reading

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(My) Top Ten Picture Books

A columnist for SchoolLibraryJournal.com asked for contributions to the Top Ten Pictures Books of all time.  http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/blog/1790000379/post/1950041395.html   I sent my list in and now that she’s compiled all 100 titles (and slowly unveiling the list), I thought I’d share … Continue reading

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Dancing Shoes & Theater Shoes by Noel Streatfeild

Was is it about orphans?  Orphan stories are big in the history of children’s literature:  Sara Crewe, Dorothy Gale, Mary Lennox, Lucy Pevensie and her siblings, Harry Potter, Anne Shirley as well as countless others including the characters in the Streatfeild novels.  … Continue reading

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